|The Gate Of Naphtali|
And Bilhah Rachel's maid conceived again, and bare Jacob a second son. And Rachel said, With great wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister, and I have prevailed: and she called his name Naphtali. Genesis 30:7-8
And the sons of Naphtali; Jahzeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shillem. Genesis 46:24
And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined. And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations. He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it. And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation. Isaiah 25:6-9
In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of
For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people: And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest. Hebrews 8:10-11
I saw the earth covered as if it were in total darkness. I saw also above the earth and before His creation the Lord upon the Throne and His hand. He slightly turned His hand. ( See – Turn Of His Hand )The covering upon the earth disappeared as a new covering was placed upon it solely by the Spirit of the Lord, a covering of peace, of His Kingdom and of His infinite love. The new covering settled down upon the old covering and the old covering dissolved and was no more. The world as it was ended but then the
The Gate of Naphtali: Wrestling is over, no more struggles or fights.
At the end of part #10 of To They That Overcome I mentioned the immediate collapse and cessation of all that relates to world history and the world of men. When Jesus comes in His fullness in the company of they that overcame, all the world’s systems will completely collapse. All the systems religious, political and economic world wide, all within the space of an hour. The Lord at that time will correct mankind for their unbelief and will bring to their attention His little troop, His Army, these who will appear on the world stage in Glorified Bodies which cannot die. The Word of God prophecies this sudden collapse at the appearing of Christ who shall destroy perdition and bring to a conclusion the affairs of men.
“The burden of
The mighty people called for God’s anger are none other than the Army of the Lord. The Overcomers. The Lord is coming to punish this world for its iniquity and to bring that iniquity to a sudden and complete conclusion. Not only so, but all the institutions of men which they came to rely upon will be no more. Including false preachers and prophets and teachers who held the truth in unrighteousness, preaching for money and for fame. They like “stars” and “constellations” shall cease to give light.
“For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.” Isaiah 13:10
Not just that, but at the coming of Jesus when He glorified His overcomers, the rest of the world will fall into a state of complete and utter devastation. There will be nothing of the order of man that will survive. All of this world and everything in it will come to an end IN ONE HOUR.
“And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked
for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and
will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible. I will make a man more precious
than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir. Therefore I will
shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of
the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger. And it shall be as the
chased roe, and as a sheep that no man taketh up: they shall every man turn to
his own people, and flee every one into his own land. Every one that is found
shall be thrust through; and every one that is joined unto them shall fall by
the sword. Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes;
their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished. Behold, I will stir up
the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they
shall not delight in it. Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces;
and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare
The above verses SHOW THE WORK THAT WILL BE DONE BY THE ARMY OF THE LORD WHEN THEY ARE GLORIFIED. The Lord will not leave the world in this devastated state. No, not at all. His entire purpose IS THE RESTITUTION OF ALL CREATION. And that is exactly what I am prophesying. The entire world of men during this collapse will enter in at the same time into the knowledge of the Glory of the Lord. The foremost thing in their minds and in their eyesight will be the KNOWLEDGE of the Lord’s Glory. The Glorified Army of the Lord at that time will be literally seen by the masses of humanity. Mankind will SEE WITH THEIR OWN EYES the Glorified ones. And that will be their ONE SINGLE AIM. To come into the state of glory. At this time the Lord will institute the Throne of the Lord in the earth in the center of the New Jerusalem and will begin to process and complete each nation into this Glorified state also in what we have traditionally called “The Millennial Reign of Christ. In truth, we would actually call it “The Age Of The Kingdom”. For God will not leave mankind devastated from their sudden loss. He will instead show them hope and will give them an answer of peace.
Mankind will no longer work to care for the life of fleshly
bodies or of dominions or worldly power and kingdoms. He will no longer work to
make a name for himself. No more towers of
Naphtali had 4 sons, the names of which denotes the dominion of Christ over all the earth in that day. ”And the sons of Naphtali; Jahzeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shillem.” Genesis 46:24
1) Jahzeel. God hastens to divide. This sons’ name denotes God bringing to an end the ways of man’s fleshly life in this fallen world. The separation of flesh from spirit begins and ends in this age that will soon dawn.
2) Guni. A covered garden. Now God brings a new planting with a new heaven and a new earth to this creation wherein the former things pass away and behold, all things become new. Each one in order will be given the right to enter into this new creation. This is a permanent new thing that the Lord is bringing.
3) Jezer. An island of help. In other words, the Lord has a company, a group, a sole place in this creation from which wonders will flow. They are the helpers, the Glorified ones who will instruct, protect, nurture and love the masses of humanity bringing them all into the Gates of The New Jerusalem.
4) Shillem. Peace, perfection, retribution. All mankind will be blanketed in peace. All mankind will come to perfection and they will have retribution given to them for their loss. Loss will be suffered for lives lived contrary to the gospel, but the Lord will not chide forever with those thus corrected. This is reality, this will actually happen, it is the one political move of God that will bring the masses of humanity into peace and perfection and will give them this hope they will need in that hour.
Know this, the system we are living in now will end, but God will give an answer of peace.
To bring this down to the present experience in the lives of they that overcome, the Gate of Naphtali is not just a prophetic future event, but a present reality during the course of enduring trials and tribulations. As Overcomers go through the gamut of testings to perfect them in their obedience to God, they learn at the same time to rest. The Grace of God in this gate is also dual in nature. This Grace teaches the overcomer who comes to it to abide in perfect rest and contentment in the Lord, no struggles or waves of condemnation or guilt do they need to respond to. Although their minds may be riddled with thoughts of accusation and shortfall, they need not listen, for the Grace of God in this Gate is beyond any failings of the nature of flesh. At the same time this Gate teaches each one who comes to stand FAITHFUL to the promise of His Word that He will complete His work and calling in each life of each Overcomer who comes to end their struggles. The Grace of God in this Gate rebukes our flesh and rebukes our spirit. It tells our flesh it is destined for crucifixion, and it tells our spirit to enter into its rest that Jesus appropriated for it. Truly this Gate is the place of enduring tribulation, but also of enduring rest in God.
What is needed in the life of the Overcomer at this time is not just hope, but an actual experience in present reality of hope being realized. That is what the Gate of Naphtali does, it give us a present hope, a present reality and a present blessing which denotes success in our future footsteps. We are granted areas of victory, understanding, enlightenment in the Word of God and encouragement for little acts of obedience to that Word. As we do, we realize that we can get through each thing in front of us and can emerge on the other side of our testings as ones who are more than conquerors. Mighty indeed becomes our footfalls as we realize we can overcome, and we can be part of this great thing that God is going to do at the appearing of Jesus Christ.
As the testings of our lives continue day by day we also learn one very important facet of life that is most necessary for the Overcomer to know. And that is we learn THE GENTLENESS OF THE LORD. It is true that God will discomfit this entire world when Christ appears. When He comes, this perdition that is deluding 99% of Christianity and the religious world will be exposed and destroyed. This same perdition that is antichrist in nature and in function, causing people who name the name of Jesus or the names of their false gods to walk in religious iniquity. The Overcomer will have had such fire already done in their lives that the miraculous outcome of that fire will be the GENTLE NATURE OF FATHER. Like their Father in Heaven, so shall they be in spiritual stature and character. This is most necessary because God is not relishing the thought of destroying the system of this world in order to appease His wrath. Not at all. The entire purpose of God is to bring into the New Jerusalem each and every member of this world who was born after Adam. This includes the political and economic world as well. The Lord will answer that by giving this world to the Overcomers and the Lord will own it all.
It is this Army of God that will emerge in Glorified bodies
with the blood of Jesus coursing through their veins that will give the world
AN ANSWER. The destruction that is going to come at Christ’s appearing will be
permanent, devastating and worse than you can imagine. At the same time however
the wave of peace, love, joy and mercy from the Army of the Lord will overtake
and envelop and caress each soul on the earth and each soul that awaits for God
to finish His workings, each soul that has passed on to the afterlife. For
there are many who died bound to
So the world as we know it will end suddenly. But the world will also at the same time enter into a state of NO struggle, of NO death. At the appearing of Jesus Christ, the world system will collapse, BUT SO WILL DEATH. Death will DIE. At His appearing the world will have death removed from it. If you will, this is in fact a tremendous promise, for the world in its entirety will come into the deathless state of being taught the first principles of the doctrine of Christ. No one will be without the eyesight of seeing this little small company of Overcomers who will be in Glorified flesh walking upon this earth. Your body Glorified will actually traverse the soils of this present globe, and mankind will see you in your new body. This will bring world wide repentance. This will bring one singular hope, and that will be to enter The New Jerusalem without any restrictions all to have the same body of Glory that the Overcomers will in that time possess. If you are overcoming and are part of this Army, you will be part of that small company of people, the GIANT that God is raising up, even this corporate son whom the world will see and will long to be like. No one else will be granted the title “overcomer” but they will receive glorification as each on in turn comes into obedience to the fullness of Christ’s dominion. Each man in his own order.
To they that overcome now in this life, before the appearing of Christ, will be granted the sole right to march in the Army of the Lord. They will rule and reign with Christ through this Kingdom reign that is to come on this earth. Let that be to you, the reader, the source of joy and peace in the midst of your trials. Go through each trial, one trial at a time, turn not your foot away from going through each thing in front of you, and taking only one day at a time, finish your course. Complete the steps before you. This alone is what qualifies you for His Army. It is not the wickedness of your flesh or carnal mind that would disqualify you, but your obedience to the Lord in your inner man in spirit that qualifies you. Your flesh at His appearing will be permanently removed from you and you will truly be SPIRIT as God is SPIRIT. And at the same time you will be in a body of Glory. With your eyes you will see the sudden destruction in the same hour as your glorification of the entire world system, but it will have no effect upon you at all, you will have entered the eternal glorified state.
This is indeed a precious promise. In the Gate of Naphtali I am prophesying the restitution of all creation and of all mankind, here or in the afterlife. You will be the minister of that restitution. All struggle and sorrow ends in this Gate and the life of God becomes the covering crown of Glory on this new creation, this new Heaven and new Earth that God will create in that day. With joy and gladness, go through your testings knowing that the end of your testings will be eternal Glory.
“And I looked, and saw next to the Gates of Dan and Naphtali was the The Gate of Asher: Happy blessed ones, and I rejoiced because there was a people, a company, a troop, a little overcoming GIANT who was happy and rejoicing in their God. And my heart leapt at the sound of their footsteps and of their chorus of joy.”
To be continued………………
Kenneth B Visscher